Mooseguy

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I love reading History. I find it more fascinating than most fiction. Although a registered Independent voter, my political and social views lean to a conservative outlook. Both major political parties are, in my opinion, totally bankrupt in ideals and intent. Both pull too far in their respective direction, and all have sold themselves to the highest bidders. A New England Yankee, I have great admiration for the founders of our nation. The early ones, Washington, Adams Jefferson and others put their lives on the line. Add Madison, Franklin and more. We are most fortunate that our Revolution/Rebellion was organized and led by educated, enlightened men (not to forget Abigail and some other uncelebrated women) who thought far into the future, and it took other men like Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and FDR to maintain the hopes & dreams of millions. France's Revolution started well, but was taken over by lesser men, and fell into the Reign of Terror, and the Guillotine. Russia suffered Lenin & Trotsky. We were luckier! I cannot get through the day without reading the Comics. Regular comics first, then the Political 'toons. Unemployed for 35 months, I finally landed a good position with a good company! However, now I have less time to comment, (a relief to some) and less time to read other comments. Just typing out my gripes & diatribes gives me a feeling of being a little less helpless, and I feel better having said it. Sometimes I goof. I do like reading other comments: occasionally I learn something.

Recent Comments

  1. 5 days ago on Luann

    When is Luann going to start growing up? Most of her friends have. Arrested development?

  2. 5 days ago on Jerry Holbert

    Has been since the first Continental Congress. Only today, it’s way out of control.

  3. 5 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    I always thought the best episode of “The Simpsons” was one from their first year, when Homer came into the living room to see Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Marge eating their dinner in front of the TV. He insisted they all sit at the table and talk “like a real family”! They ended up pawning the TV so they could get help from Dr. Marvin Monroe, who promised “Family Bliss, or double your money back”! The ending was pure Americana.

  4. 7 days ago on Jeff Stahler

    “Visa CEO Al Kelly puts it more bluntly;“We’re focused on putting cash out of business,” he said at a Visa investor conference last month, as quoted at the Wall Street Journal.

    Do we still have enforceable laws against monopolies? This sounds what Al Kelly is aiming for.

    If he gets his way, how will we tip waiters & waitresses?

  5. 12 days ago on Matt Wuerker

    My current job, as a Materials Handler, requires me to walk long distances to the receiving dock, on the far other side of the complex. It is this walking that wears me down, not the lifting. All requests for bins, dollies, fork-lifts, etc must be done by completing a requisition form, proving its need vis-a-vis costs. Last year, I completed such a form and sent it in. My request was for a pair of rocket-powered roller skates, with two dozen replaceable propellants. I did the math to demonstrate that I could reduce my travel time to the receiving dock by 95%, thus leaving me with more time to do other tasks, and that the time saved would cover the purchase in less than a month. The skates could be purchased from ACME Manufacturing, Route 66, Albequerque, New Mexico.Two days later, the bean-counters sent me their reply. They pointed out that the skates in question do not have a braking system, and that I might crash into a wall, causing extra expense to repair said wall. (They said nothing about possible injury to myself!). REQUEST DENIED.

  6. 12 days ago on Tom Toles

    As strong as, if not stronger than the NRA lobby, is the fossil fuel and automotive industries. These corporations, along with the owners & investors have way too much at stake to address green measures, and they will not allow their Congress to enact any legislation toward ecological preservation, and detract from profits. They have enough men and women in positions to weaken, perhaps repeal the EPA. They are alive TODAY, and want to enjoy their wealth TODAY. Tomorrow is their children’s problem.

  7. 19 days ago on Matt Wuerker

    Not only Trump, and Republican policies, but Facebook, texting, shopping on-line, most video games and using self-serve cash checkout in stores is further shutting ourselves off from interacting with other people. I know it is “progress”, but I still have one foot in the 20th century, and it’s going to stay there.

  8. about 2 months ago on Scott Stantis

    We had a chance for that a few years ago, but the Democratic leaders backed Hillary (Ms Wall Street) over Bernie.

  9. 3 months ago on Tom Toles
    Whoever owns the gold makes the rules, and fossil fuels are today’s economic gold. The Wealthy Elite have enough gold to purchase congress and the SCOTUS, and have their boy chief executive. The W. E. are alive TODAY, and want to enjoy their riches TODAY. Tomorrow is not their concern. Their own children will have to learn to deal with it.My greatest eye-opener today is that many, MANY people think the Trump is doing a good job, and still support him! Despite the gerrymandering and voter suppression, many Americans (and a few Russians) did vote for him! And, he probably will still occupy the White House until 2024.I wish that more political cartoonists would shift their focus from the Trump, who relishes it, and highlight more of what the Republican appointees and McConnell are doing, like gutting the EPA & SEC, threatening Social Security and other support programs. In another year or two, this country may have a one-party system. Does anyone else fear this, or foresee the possibility?Anyone who votes Republican is either wealthy, or a fool.
  10. 3 months ago on Ken Catalino

    The Greatest Generation IS almost gone, and so is the Country they fought to defend.